Debian DLA-1736-1 : dovecot security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 123523

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

A security vulnerability was discovered in the Dovecot email server.
When reading FTS headers from the Dovecot index, the input buffer size is not bounds-checked. An attacker with the ability to modify dovecot indexes, can take advantage of this flaw for privilege escalation or the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the dovecot user. Only installations using the FTS plugins are affected.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.2.13-12~deb8u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your dovecot packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/03/msg00038.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/dovecot

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 123523

File Name: debian_DLA-1736.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/04/01

Updated: 2020/01/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-core, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-gssapi, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-imapd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-ldap, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-lmtpd, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-lucene, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-managesieved, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-mysql, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-pgsql, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-pop3d, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-sieve, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-solr, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dovecot-sqlite, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/03/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-7524